Feb 23

Ordinary Meeting with Randall Wayth (ICRAR) - radio astronomy with a wok!

Date & Time
23 February 2024 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Timezone
(UTC+11:00) Australia/Sydney

Guest Speaker: Randall Wayth (ICRAR)

Title: A review of the recent 'Wok The Hydrogen' experiment that built a small 1420 MHz radio telescope using a wok

Abstract: A Hong-Kong based team of radio astronomers and engineers recently built a small demonstration radio telescope using a kitchen wok as the main reflector. The system is one of many small, inexpensive radio telescopes that can be built for detecting the radio emission from hydrogen in our Galaxy. I will provide an overview of the telescope, discuss aspects of the design and data processing, and compare with other systems that have the same design goal.

The paper is: https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2023arXiv230915163F/abstract

Biography: Randall is a radio astronomer at Curtin University. His interests include both the science and engineering sides of astronomy. He leads the Astronomical Instrumentation group at Curtin University and has a long history with the MWA radio telescope and SKA-Low radio telescope development systems.

As Randall is in WA, he will be presenting by ZOOM, with the presentation displayed on the screen at the ECC as well as going out to ZOOM participants. A light supper will be provided. 

Event Type
Ordinary Meeting
Event Location
26 Stanley Road
Epping Creative Centre
Epping NSW 2121

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